Coconut oil is an important and beneficial saturated fat which has scientifically demonstrated health benefits including healthy support for the heart, brain, skin, immune system and the thyroid. It is rich in medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which has been shown to stimulate your body's metabolism and may help you trim off excess body fat. It is rich in lauric acid which has antiviral and antibacterial properties and capric acid which shares some of the antimicrobial benefits that help protect against infections.Coconut oil is beneficial to the skin to help protect against the aging effects of free radicals.

Coconut water is also used as a refreshing sports drink before, during and after exercise to replenish lost electrolytes.

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